160 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY

RFR Realty 2009

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The redevelopment of 160 Fifth Avenue displays a distinct and seasoned personality by incorporating the existing historical elements of this 1890’s neoclassical building.

MdeAS transformed this century-old building for modern tenants by designing efficient work spaces that meet today’s needs. In maintaining the historical elements, such as the enormous double-hung windows, we were able to maximize the office daylight and refresh the outdated look.

An underutilized space, the rooftop terrace was designed as a private retreat for tenants to enjoy lunch or step away from their desks for fresh air. Consistent with the transformation of historic elements into functional attributes, the existing water tower and parapet bracings were highlighted as unique design elements for this timeless public space.